Four people taken to hospital after alleged street-racing incident in Surrey

WATCH: Four teenagers have been hurt in an overnight crash in Surrey that left one vehicle wedged under a semi truck. Grace Ke reports.

Four people are lucky to be alive this morning after a car slammed into an oncoming semi-truck in Surrey.

It happened just before midnight when, police say, two vehicles were street-racing at the intersection of 176 Street and 16th Avenue.

Police say, as the lights for north and southbound traffic on 176 Street turned green, a tractor trailer entered the intersection.

The driver of the tractor trailer saw the cars approaching and stopped.

The first car, believed to be a brown Toyota Camry, narrowly missed the large truck and continued on westbound.  The second car, a grey Honda Accord, struck the tractor trailer broadside, ending up underneath the trailer.

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Emergency crews extricated the four occupants of the trapped car using the jaws of life. They are believed to be in their late teens. They incurred non-life threatening injuries and are being treated at local area hospital.

Surrey RCMP are investigating the female driver of the Honda for impaired driving and are still looking for the other driver. The driver of the tractor trailer remained on scene and is assisting investigators.

The accident closed a stretch of 176 Street for several hours, but it has since been re-opened.

If you witnessed this incident and have more information, you are asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers.

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